Elementary School Teachers in Iowa
Is Iowa a good place for you to work as an Elementary School Teacher?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in Iowa are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Elementary School Teachers in Iowa is growing faster than average.
Elementary School Teachers in Iowa earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in Iowa?
In Iowa, there were 19,040 people working as Elementary School Teachers in the year 2018.
There were 18,180 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 860 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 19,150 Elementary School Teachers working in it, which means Iowa has fewer Elementary School Teachers than average.
Job Projections for Iowa
Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.
Iowa Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 1,710 annual job openings, and 23,040 total jobs in 2026 for Elementary School Teachers in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 112,800 annual jobs and 1,514,900 total jobs in 2026.
What do Elementary School Teachers Make in Iowa?
In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $35,250 to $76,540 with $54,230 being the median annual salary.
The median salary in Iowa is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Iowa Metros for Elementary School Teachers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Elementary School Teachers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA||4,380||$58,240|
|Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA||3,160||$58,580|
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL||2,560||$57,730|
|Cedar Rapids, IA||1,350||$54,870|
|Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA||1,210||$57,260|
|Sioux City, IA-NE-SD||990||$57,790|
|Iowa City, IA||480||$58,280|
Top States for Elementary School Teachers Employment
The table below shows the states where most Elementary School Teachers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Elementary School Teachers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$77,220|
Related Careers in IA
You may also be interested in the following careers:
|Occupation||IA Employment Total|
|Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||7,940|
|Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School||60|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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